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2015 Las Vegas EB-5 Conference

2015 Las Vegas EB-5 Conference Itinerary

January 2015• Las Vegas, NV
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Conference Itinerary

All events will be hosted at the Wynn Encore Resort unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 16th, 2015

  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Early Registration
    Encore Ballroom

  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Private VIP Roundtable Meeting
    Private Venue

  • 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Cocktail Reception for Speakers and Sponsors
    Private Venue (Invite-Only)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

    Sponsor Set Up
    Encore Ballroom

  • 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM

    Attendee Registration
    Encore Ballroom

  • 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

    Breakfast & Keynote Address (Breakfast Provided)
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Welcome & Introduction: Ali Jahangiri, EB5 Investors Magazine
    Keynote Address

  • 8:50 AM – 9:10 AM

    Break

  • 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM

    Panel 1 - Beginner
    Introduction to Raising EB-5 Capital
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Kevin Wright, Wright Johnson
    Jinhee Wilde, Wilde & Associates LLC
    Clem Turner, Homeier & Law, P.C.

    Moderated by:
    Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates


    Panel 2 - Advanced
    Roles of Regional Centers, Direct Investments, and Pooled Directs
    Encore Ballroom 1 & 2

    Rafael Anchia, Civitas Capital Group
    Ronald Fieldstone, Arnstein & Lehr LLP
    Nima Korpivaara, David Hirson & Partners, LLP

    Moderated by:
    David Morris, Visa Law Group

  • 10:10 AM – 10:20 AM

    Break

  • 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM

    Panel 3 - Beginner
    Creating and Operating a Regional Center
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Osvaldo Torres, Torres Law, P.A.
    Jenny Thorvaldson, IMPLAN Group LLC
    Reid Thomas, NES Financial

    Moderated by:
    Lauren Cohen, e-Council, Inc.


    Panel 4 - Advanced
    EB-5 Raises & SEC Regulations
    Encore Ballroom 1 & 2

    Tom Rosenfeld, CanAm Enterprises, LLC
    Michael Homeier, Homeier & Law, P.C.
    C.J. Arrigo, American Regional Center Group, LLC

    Moderated by:
    Kate Kalmykov, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • 11:20 AM – 11:30 AM

    Break

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Panel 5 - Beginner
    Financing Hotel Development with EB-5 Capital
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Jonathan Bloch, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
    Jeffrey Deitrich, Silverstein Properties
    Jeff Lugosi, PKF Consulting USA
    Chad Ellsworth, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

    Moderated by:
    Jim Butler, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP


    Panel 6 - Advanced
    Heightening Due Diligence in the EB-5 Program
    Encore Ballroom 1 & 2

    Angel Brunner, EB5 Capital
    Victor Shum, Advantage America EB-5 Group
    Rana Jazayerli, Phillips Lytle LLP

    Moderated by:
    David Cibrian, Senior Advisor to Brevet Capital

  • 12:35 PM – 1:40 PM

    Lunch Keynote Address (Lunch Provided)
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Welcome & Introduction: Ali Jahangiri, EB5 Investors Magazine
    Keynote Address by Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO 2nd District)

  • 1:50 PM – 2:50 PM

    Panel 7 - Beginner
    Understanding Investors’ I-526 and I-829 Petitions and Processes
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Lincoln Stone, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
    Enrique Gonzalez, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
    Denyse Sabagh, Duane Morris, LLP

    Moderated by:
    David Hirson, David Hirson & Partners, LLP


    Panel 8 - Advanced
    Analyzing Possible 2015 Legislative Changes Impacting the EB-5 Program
    Encore Ballroom 1 & 2

    U.S. Congressman Jared Polis
    Ali Jahangiri, EB5 Investors Magazine
    Cynthia Lange, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

    Moderated by:
    Laura Reiff, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • 2:50 PM – 3:00 PM

    Break

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Panel 9 - Beginner
    Structuring EB-5 Projects for Immigration, Financial, and Market Success
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Michael Petrucelli, US Freedom Capital, LLC
    Kraig Schwigen, CMB Regional Centers
    John Tishler, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

    Moderated by:
    Dawn Lurie, Polsinelli, PC


    Panel 10 - Advanced
    Troubleshooting Recent USCIS Trends in RFEs, Source of Funds, and Other Issues
    Encore Ballroom 1 & 2

    Jeffrey Carr, Economic & Policy Resources, Inc.
    Aaron Goforth, Wright Johnson
    Daniel B. Lundy, Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP

    Moderated by:
    Cletus M. Weber, Peng & Weber PLLC

  • 4:00 PM – 4:10 PM

    Break

  • 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM

    Panel 11 - Beginner
    Traditional Financing vs. EB-5
    Encore Ballroom 5

    Francisco Turner, Banc of California
    Robert Kraft, FirstPathway Partners, LLC
    Michael Gibson, Sheppard Mullin
    Richter & Hampton LLP

    Moderated by:
    Jeff Campion, Pathways


    Panel 12 - Advanced
    Assessing the Impact of an EB-5 Backlog on the Chinese Market and Project Funding
    Encore Ballroom 1 & 2

    Henry Liebman, American Life, Inc.
    Bill Stenger, Jay Peak Resort
    Charles Foster, Foster LLP

    Moderated by:
    Bernard Wolfsdorf, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

  • 5:10 PM – 6:10 PM

    Post-Conference Cocktail Reception
    Encore Ballroom

  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Private VIP Reception With Congressman Jared Polis
    Private Venue